Incorporated in Istanbul in 1991, today Mavi is recognized as a highly successful, global lifestyle brand.

Mavi, incorporated in 1991 in Istanbul, is today recognized as a highly successful global lifestyle brand with strong denim roots. With presence in 35 countries including Turkey, USA, Canada, Germany, Russia and Australia Mavi sells its products via 440 mono-brand stores and c. 5,500 points of sale.

The Perfect Fit philosophy guides Mavi in designing the jeans that perfectly fit the lifestyles, body types and quality expectations of its customers. With 9.7 million pairs of jeans sold in 2019, Mavi ranks among the world’s leading premium denim brands. Denim category accounts for 44% of Mavi’s global sales and lifestyle apparel for 56%.

Mavi’s global strategy All Blue is built on ‘sustainable growth through quality’ with People, Innovation, Dynamism and Nature as key values driving the brand. As a brand whose heart beats with denim, Mavi works passionately to develop the world’s best and most innovative jeans while keeping its focus on ‘quality’ for sustainable growth. Driven by respect for people, passion for innovation, and focus on data and efficiency in operations, Mavi is synonymous with quality.

Mavi’s trusted brand image translates into high quality and strong pricing power with products positioned between the upper-end of the ‘core’ and the ‘premium’ section of the ready-to-wear market. The loyalty program Kartuş, recognized as Turkey’s best-in-class with 8.2 million members, serves as a key tool for Mavi to analyze and leverage customer data. With approximately 5.8 million members active in the last two years, the Kartuş program continues to acquire over 1 million new customers every year. Kartuş loyalty card is used in 80% of the retail transactions in Turkey.

Mavi has a unique brand position with fashion-savvy, young adult customers and collaborates with top local and international celebrities in its marketing communications. As a leading denim brand, Mavi shapes its communication strategies to align with its product development expertise and customer data.

With 4,086 employees globally, Mavi is recognized as an employer of choice by several rating platforms.

Key Milestones

  • 1991

    Mavi Means Blue

    Mavi (which means 'blue' in Turkish) is founded

  • 1996

    Market Leader

    Mavi became the market leader in Turkey

    Mavi US and Europe are founded.

    Designer Adriano Goldschmied contributes to the designs of both the Molly & Max fits.

  • 2002 / 2003

    Mavi US and Time Magazine

    Time Magazine recognized Mavi as the first Turkish brand to become an international brand.

    The first flagship stores were opened in New York, Vancouver, Berlin and Frankfurt.

  • 2008

    Turkish Private Equity Fund II invests in Mavi.

  • 2009

    Mavi Jeans to Mavi

    Launch of retail strategy; transition from Mavi Jeans to Mavi and focus on growth in lifestyle categories.

    Loyalty Program launched at the end of 2007, reaching 1M members in 2009.

  • 2012

    Adriana Lima

    Supermodel Adriana Lima became the face of Mavi

    Sportswear Magazine announced Mavi as the best denim bottoms brand in Germany.

    New ‘Denim Kitchen’ retail concept launched.

  • 2013

    Gold & Chalayan

    The Mavi Gold collection was born. This series provided the total premium look with the launch of the Hussein Chalayan Gold Series.

    Model Barbara Palvin became the face of Mavi.

    Mavi e-commerce site launched.

  • 2016

    Mavi 25

    Elsa Hosk, Jordan Barrettt and Lucky Blue Smith became the faces of Mavi.

    Designer Adriano Goldschmied contributed to the launch of the Indigo Move Premium Collection.

    Richard Branson participated in the space shuttle launch wearing Mavi jeans.

    Mavi's loyalty program, Kartus, reached 5,7 million members.

    Acquisition of US & Canada operations.

  • 2017

    Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ legend at Mavi continues from where it left off.

    Published “Mavi Anthology” illuminating Mavi’s unique history with an account of its 25-year branding story.

    Mavi’s growth strategy became a course subject at Harvard Business School.

    Romee Strijd becomes the global face of the brand.

    Published Makers of Today's Istanbul with photographs by Martin Parr.

    Began trading on Borsa Istanbul on June 15 following IPO.

  • 2018

    Launched Serenay X Mavi Icon collection with Serenay Sarıkaya.

    Created Super Soft denim products in collaboration with Tencel.

  • 2019

    Mavi Black Pro collection created.

    Global All Blue strategy introduced, accompanied by the launch of the ecofriendly All Blue collection.

    Mavi App, Mavi’s mobile app, went live.